Philosophy, M.A. | Indiana University Bloomington | Bloomington, United States
12 months
32156 USD/year
30704 USD/year
10630 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Indiana University Bloomington M.A. degree is available to Philosophy doctoral students who do not already have an M.A., and who have otherwise satisfied the requirements for the M.A., as well as to graduate students who are already enrolled in another program at Indiana University who wish to pursue an M.A. in philosophy as a complement to their research in their major department.


Since its founding in 1820, Philosophy , in the form of natural religion, moral philosophy, and logic, has been part of the University's curriculum, and was recognized as a regular senior course of study in 1829. In 1874, the University included a Department of Mental, Moral, and Political Philosophy. Shortly thereafter philosophy was available as an area of major concentration, and in the late nineteenth century the Department began offering graduate instruction leading to the M.A. By the turn of the century, there was an autonomous Department of Philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts.

The curriculum of the Department of Philosophy narrowed as other departments emerged: in 1930 a separate Department of Psychology was formed, and in 1960 the University established an independent Department of History and Philosophy of Science.The Department's faculty currently research a broad range of subjects within the history of philosophy; various problems in social and political philosophy, ethics and aesthetics; logic and the application of logical and mathematical techniques and results to philosophical issues; and assorted issues in metaphysics and epistemology.

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Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Plato
  • Aristotle
  • Intensive Reading: Ancient Philosophy from the Greek or Latin Texts
  • Medieval Philosophy
  • Topics in the History Modern Philosophy 
  • Intensive Reading: Modern Philosophy from the Sources 
  • Nineteenth-Century Philosophy
  • Twentieth-Century Analytic Philosophy
  • Twentieth-Century Analytic Philosophy
  • Phenomenology and Existentialism
  • Seminar in American Philosophy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

We do not accept applications to our M.A. Program, with the exception of those currently enrolled in another graduate program at Indiana University Bloomington who wish to obtain the M.A. in Philosophy 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32156 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32156 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    30704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30704 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10630 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10630 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Bloomington

1071 - 1733 USD /month
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